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OIC Secretary General Condemns Armed Attack on the Nigerian-Niger border

Jeddah, The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, strongly condemned the attack by a heavily- armed unidentified group on the Niger-Nigeria border, on Saturday 29 December 2018, which killed at least ten Nigerian and Niger soldiers and wounded many others.

In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Dr. Al-Othaimeen denounced the armed attack carried out by armed bandits. He also expressed his deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the Governments and peoples of Niger and Nigeria, wishing the wounded prompt recovery.

The OIC Secretary General reiterated the OIC's full solidarity with the Nigerian and Niger authorities in their ongoing struggle against terrorism and armed groups on their common border. He called on the international partners to provide further support and strengthen partnership with the two countries to eliminate the threat that terrorist and armed groups continue to pose to regional peace and security.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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